Arsene Wenger on touching down in Singapore yesterday responded to questions about Manchester United’s blockbuster double swoop, speaking to SkySports after touching down in Singapore.
The Red Devils have signed Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin, the latter of which was regularly linked with Arsenal, with ESPN one of many to claim the Gunners made a move for the former Saints star.
Wenger was quizzed about the duo, along with Manchester City’s swoop for Raheem Sterling, but responded by saying they were players he judged the Gunners did not need.
Wenger told SkySports: “All these players are top class players.
“On the offensive front we have many creative players and in midfield.
“They are players I know well, Schneiderlin I like, Schweinsteiger as well, and Sterling but offensively we have plenty of players.”
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That would be taking Wenger’s comments too literally, with the Frenchman notorious for giving nothing away regarding his transfer targets.
Morgan Schneiderlin could have filled a perceived need in defensive midfield, but the emergence of Francis Coquelin as a first team player really seems have have Wenger swooning, and reluctant to sign another player in his position, instead deciding to extend Mikel Arteta’s contract.
With Petr Cech the only piece of summer business so far from Arsenal, and an impressive one at that, it’s hard to believe if the right player comes along at the right price the Gunners will continue to stand by and rest on their laurels, but fans will want to see the club show ambition to challenge and not be overtaken by Manchester United